Men’s Sports Teams

Badminton – WINTER SEASON

Check out the Badminton Team’s roster, schedule, awards and selection criteria at the link provided.

For more information email k.sousa@utoronto.ca.

Baseball – Fall SEASON

6th in the OUA 2016 season with 7 Wins and 10 Losses, the U of T Baseball team is heading into the 2017 season with new Head Coach Mike Didier.

As a player, Didier helped the Blues to four consecutive Ontario East Division titles (1997-00), while also earning the Canadian Intercollegiate Baseball Association (CIBA) silver medal in both 1999 and 2000, as well as bronze medals in 1997 and 1998.  He was inducted into the U of T Sports Hall of Fame in 2014. Check out the selection criteria for the Men’s Baseball Team!

For information, contact Mike Didier at michael.didier@utoronto.ca
Basketball – WINTER SEASON

With a Home Game winning streak of 7, the Basketball team had their first pre-season away game on August 13th 2017 against Ryerson University. Discover the team’s selection criteria  and statistics on the Varsity Blues home page.

Head Coach, John Campbell, is heading into his 5th consecutive season of coaching for the Varsity Blues, and has been working as a Canadian University basketball coach since 1994.

For more information, contact John Campbell at jd.campbell@utoronto.ca.

Cross Country – FALL SEASON

Head Coach Ross Risstuccia is heading into his 18th season as the Cross Country coach for the Varsity Blues and doubles as a coach for the Blues Track and Field team for the long distance events.

Check out the team selection criteria and athlete OUA/USport result history.

For more information, contact Ross Risstuccia at rossristuccia@hotmail.com.

Curling– WINTER SEASON

Check out the team selection criteria  and roster.

Head Coach, John Rudd, was named the 2016-2017 curling coach of the year and is heading into his 4th season.

Fencing – WINTER SEASON

Interested in fencing? Browse the selection criteria for the Varsity team! With 18 members of the fencing team in 2016/2017, the team raked in the OUA Championship Gold!

Head Coach, Thomas Nguyen, has been coaching the Blues Fencing team for 8 seasons.

For more information, contact Thomas Nguyen at  fencing@utoronto.ca.

Figure Skating – WINTER SEASON

Explore the 2017/2018 selection criteria for the Blues Figure Skating Team! The female dominant team took the OUA Championships gold medal in the 2016/2017 season.

For more information contact Head Coach Ashley Hui at  uoftvfs@gmail.com.

Football– FALL SEASON

8th in the League, the football team has the largest roster and offers an intensive Training Camp to kick off each season. Discover the team’s statistics, selection criteria, and standings.

Head Coach Greg Gary is heading into his 8th season as the Blues Football coach. As an athlete, Greg received a scholarship to California State University, Fullerton, where he was the captain of the football team and won an Iron Man award in 1981. He signed as a free agent with the NFL’s Los Angeles Rams in 1982 and then headed north a year later, playing four years with the Hamilton Tiger Cats and winning the Grey Cup in 1986.

For more information, contact Greg Gary at greg.gary@utoronto.ca.

Golf – FALL SEASON

Golf had a small team of just 8 rostered athletes in the 2016 season and Head Coaches Chris Tortorice and Dave Woods. Explore the selection criteria to become a Blues golfer!

Chris is heading into his 12th season as a Blues coach and first became involved with the Varsity Blues program in 1997 as an athlete.

For more information, contact Chris at cgtortorice@hotmail.com.

Ice Hockey – WINTER SEASON

Head Coach Ryan Medel is heading into his 2nd season as the Head Coach of the Varsity Blues. With 28 men rostered in the 2017 season, the team stood 10th in the West Division of USport.

Interested in joining the team? Check out the selection criteria.

For more information, contact Ryan Medel at ryan.medel@utoronto.ca.

Lacrosse – FALL SEASON

In the 2016 regular season, the team was composed of 24 athletes, Head Coach Joe Nizich, Associate Head Coach Nick Bradley, Defensive Coordinator Gabe Lisus-Lean and 3 team therapists. Their efforts left them ranked 5th in the West Division. Find out what it takes to become a member of the lacrosse team: selection criteria.

Head Coach Joe Nizich is heading into his 7th season with the Varsity Blues.

For more information, contact Joe Nizich at joe.nizich@utoronto.ca.

Mountain Biking – FALL SEASON

The team ended their 2016 season ranked 2nd in the Ontario Universities Cup Rankings.

Head Coach, David Wright, is the lead founder of the University of Toronto Varsity Blues mountain bike team and Varsity mountain biking in Ontario. Furthermore, Wright has coached student-athletes who have gone on to represent U of T, Ontario and Canada at the provincial, national, international and Olympic levels.

Explore the selection criteria for joining the Varsity Mountain Biking family.

For more information, contact David Wright at david.wright@utoronto.ca.

Nordic Skiing – Winter Season

The 2017 Nordic Ski Team was composed of six athletes, Assistant Coach Eric Mathison, and Head Coach Liam Fox.

Interested in joining the ski team? Check out the selection criteria.

For more information, contact Liam Fox at liam.fox@mail.utoronto.ca.

Rowing – FALL SEASON

Head Coach, Iain Wilson, is heading into his third season of coaching for the Blues. Wilson is a NCCP certified coach and has participated in numerous rowing coaching conferences over the past eight years.

Check out the selection criteria for the Blues Rowing Team!

For information, contact Iain Wilson at coach.wilson@utoronto.ca.

Rugby – FALL SEASOn

The team  was ranked 10th in the 2016/2017 season. Head Coach, Jim Delaney, is heading into his 4th season as a Rugby Varsity Blues coach.

Explore the selection criteria for the Blues Rugby Team.

For more information, contact Jim Delaney at delaneyj@rogers.com.

Soccer – FALL SEASON

The team of 24 athletes, two assistant coaches, a mental training consultant, a strength and conditioning coach, three staff therapists and a Head Coach, ended the 2016 season with a 2nd place ranking in the OUA standings.

Head Coach, Anthony Capotosto, is heading into his 11th season coaching for the Varsity Blues Soccer team.  Capotosto is a four-time Blues team captain and two-time first team all-Canadian and played defence with the Blues for five seasons.

Interested in joining the soccer team? Check out the selection criteria.

For more information, contact Anthony Capotosto at a.capotosto@utoronto.ca.

Squash – WInter season

Head Coach John Lennard has been coaching with the Varsity Blues for 7 seasons. He played as a member of the Canadian Squash Team, and is a recognized Canadian artist and professional musician. His 2017 team of 12 men’s squash players are working hard for a strong results in the OUA Championships this upcoming season.

Check out the selection criteria for the 2018 Squash Team.

For more information, contact John Lennard at johnglennard@aol.com.

Swimming – WINTER SEASON

Head Coach, Byron MacDonald, is heading into his 39th season coaching with the Blues. MacDonald has coached over 200 swimmers to all-Canadian status and over 70 swimmers to international teams. He has guided his teams to 56 conference championships (30 men and 26 women) and 24 national championship titles (15 women and nine men). Furthermore, he has coached Team Canada to a very successful FISU and Pan Pacific.

Think you have what it takes to make the Varsity Blues Swimming Team? Check out the selection criteria.

For more information, contact Byron MacDonald at byron.macdonald@utoronto.ca.

Tennis – FALL SEASON

Head Coach, Nabil Tadros, is heading into his 22nd season as a Varsity Blues Tennis coach having lead his team to 15 OUA titles since 1984. A level three coach in both tennis and basketball, Tadros has been recognized for his contribution to athletics as a recipient of a University of Toronto Arbor Award and the 2000 Toronto Raptors/Ontario Basketball Association Coaches Recognition Award.

Interested in joining the Tennis team? Check out the selection criteria. 

For more information, contact Nabil Tadros at uoftcoach@gmail.com.

Track and Field – Winter Season

Carl Georgevski has served as the Head Coach of the Varsity Blues Track and Field Team for 22 years. A three-time Olympic jumps coach, Carl represented Canada at the Seoul, Barcelona and Sydney games. He was also named Team Canada’s head coach for the World University Games in 1989, 1993 and 1999, as well as the jumps coach at the 1990 Commonwealth Games in Auckland and the 1991 world championships in Tokyo.

Explore the selection criteria for the Men’s Track and Field Team!

For more information, contact Carl Georgevski at carl.georgevski@utoronto.ca.

Volleyball – WINTER season

Ranked 4th in the OUA East division, the Men’s Volleyball team has 18 athletes, five coaches, and four team therapists. Head Coach, John Barrett, has been with the Blues for six seasons. John competed at the 1984 Olympic Games and the 1983 Pan Am Games and at the 1990 world championships.

The team was ranked 5th in the OUA East Division with a 33% win rate.  Interested in joining their team? Check out the selection criteria.

For more information, contact John Barrett at j.barrett@utoronto.ca.

Water Polo – FALL season

Head Coach, Vlad Tasevski  is heading into his 9th season as a Water Polo Coach for Varsity Blues, each year leading his team to an OUA Championship.

Check out the selection criteria for the Water Polo Team!

For more information, contact Vlad Tasevski at vladt@purposeinvest.com.

Wrestling – WINTER season

The wrestling team is possibly the smallest Blues team of four athletes, and Head Coach Michael Quinsey.  Michael has been Head Coach for the Blues for 12 seasons and has been around the sport for 30 years.

Check out the selection criteria for the Wrestling Team.

For more information, contact Michael Quinsey at mikequinsey@gmail.com.